Department of Management

Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Management is to provide nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate education in the study of management. Management is getting work done through others. The management program prepares its majors for entry-level jobs, and for eventual positions in middle-level and upper-level management, as well as for high-quality graduate programs. In addition, the program provides general management education to all students in the College of Business and to students in a wide variety of programs across the university.

Goals
The overall goals of the management program are:

Objectives
After studying management you will possess an advanced understanding of:

Career Opportunities

Co-curricular Activities and Organizations

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Degree and Major Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
The B.B.A. degree in management requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work. Fifty percent of this work, 60 credit hours, must be taken outside of the College of Business. In counting the 60 credit hours of non-business courses, B.B.A. students may include all hours taken in general education (usually 41), up to a total of nine hours in economics (GECON courses must be counted as economics), and three hours of COB 191, Business Statistics.

The remaining hours, to bring the total to 60, must be taken from any department outside the College of Business. Students should carefully select these non-business electives to help them gain additional knowledge and expertise for their careers and personal lives. The credit hour requirements for each of the program components are as follows.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses Credit Hours
General Education requirements 1 41
B.B.A lower-level core courses 30
B.B.A. upper-level core courses 15
Management major requirements 24
Non-business electives 8-11

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

First Two Years
Students planning to major in management must complete the 30-31 hour, lower-division B.B.A. core curriculum prior to enrolling in upper-division core courses normally taken in the first semester of the junior year. It is expected that the lower-division core curriculum will be completed during the first two years of study along with all, or most, of the university general education curriculum. Failing to complete all the lower-division core requirements on time will delay enrollment in upper-division core and major courses until at least the second semester of the junior year. Students enrolling in any 400 level course with a MGT prefix must have senior standing (90 credit hours). Students should not enroll in more than four courses with a MGT prefix in any given semester.

All management majors will take the three required management core courses.

Required Courses Credit Hours
MGT 340. International Management 3
MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
MGT 390. Organizational Behavior 3
Plus one applied course to be fulfilled by one of the following: 3
MGT 372. Entrepreneurship  
MGT 494 or MGT 495. Internship  
MGT 467. Management Consulting  

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The remaining five management courses, one of which is the applied course, will be determined by whether a student chooses a concentration. Students who do not pursue a concentration may choose any five management courses, one of which must be an applied course, to fulfill their degree requirements. Students in management may choose to concentrate in human resource management or technology, innovation and entrepreneurship (TIE). The requirements for the two concentrations are delineated in the following sections.

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Concentrations

Human Resource Management Concentration
The concentration in human resource management is designed for the management major who desires to concentrate in the effective management of human capital. This concentration focuses on the development of knowledge and problem-solving skills within the component areas of human resource management. The human resource management concentration consists of the eight courses shown below.

Course Credit Hours
MGT 340. International Management 3
MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
MGT 390. Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 460. Employment Law 3
MGT 466. Employee Training and Development 3
MGT 468. Staffing, Succession Planning and HR Metrics 3
MGT 481. Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 3
Applied HR Elective (choose one of the following) 3
MGT 467. Management Consulting  
MGT 495. Human Resources Internship  

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Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE) Concentration
The concentration in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship is intended to prepare students for entrepreneurially-oriented careers. The educational approach will be broad-based and designed for students who seek careers in small businesses, as well as those who aspire to be entrepreneurs in corporate settings.

The concentration will provide the theoretical framework and practical skills required for entrepreneurial success in organizations of all sizes. The technology, innovation and entrepreneurship concentration consists of the eight courses shown below.

Course Credit Hours
MGT 340. International Management 3
MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 390. Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 420. Management of Technology and Innovation 3
Management elective 3
Choose two of the following: 6
MGT 425. Project Management  
MGT 450. Creativity and Innovation  
MGT 472. Venture Creation  
MGT 480. Organization Theory and Design  

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Recommended Schedule for Majors

General Management (no concentration)

Third Year

First Semester Credit Hours
COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management 3
COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Finance 3
COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing 3
General Education or non-business elective 3

  15

Second Semester Credit Hours
MGT 340. International Management 3
MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
MGT 390. Organizational Behavior 3
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

Fourth Year

First Semester Credit Hours
Management electives 9
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

Second Semester Credit Hours
COB 487. Strategic Management 3
Management electives 6
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

Human Resource Management Concentration

Third Year

First Semester Credit Hours
COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management 3
COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Finance 3
COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing 3
General Education or non-business electives 3

  15

Second Semester Credit Hours
MGT 340. International Management 3
MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
MGT 390. Organizational Behavior 3
General education or non-business electives 6

  15

Fourth Year

First Semester Credit Hours
HR courses 9
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

Second Semester Credit Hours
COB 487. Strategic Management 3
HR courses 3
HR applied elective 3
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration

Third Year

First Semester Credit Hours
COB 300A. Integrated Functional Systems: Management 3
COB 300B. Integrated Functional Systems: Finance 3
COB 300C. Integrated Functional Systems: Operations 3
COB 300D. Integrated Functional Systems: Marketing 3
General Education or non-business elective 3

  15

Second Semester Credit Hours
MGT 340. International Management 3
MGT 365. Human Resource Management 3
MGT 390. Organizational Behavior 3
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

Fourth Year

First Semester Credit Hours
MGT 372. Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 420. Management of Technology and Innovation 3
TIE elective 3
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

Second Semester Credit Hours
COB 487. Strategic Management 3
TIE elective 3
Management elective 3
General Education or non-business electives 6

  15

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